English little by little 20090419

WORD: pertinent

context: Clearly, an error criterion like …, based on the local quality of the Taylor approximation, is not pertinent here. From << Winzer_2000_Accuracy of error propagation exemplified with ratios of random variables_RevSciInstrum.pdf >>

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

adj 1: having precise or logical relevance to the matter at hand;
"a list of articles pertinent to the discussion";
"remarks that were to the point" [syn: to the
2: being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the
successful copywriter is a master of apposite and
evocative verbal images"; "an apt reply" [syn: apposite,
appropriate, apt]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

39 Moby Thesaurus words for "pertinent":
a propos, ad rem, admissible, affinitive, appertaining, applicable,
applying, apposite, appropriate, apropos, apt, associative,
belonging, comparable, comparative, congenial, connective,
correlative, en rapport, fitting, germane, in point, involving,
linking, material, pertaining, proportionable, proportional,
proportionate, referable, referring, relating, relational,
relative, relevant, suitable, sympathetic, to the point,
to the purpose


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